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XL Popcorn - Easy Rider / The Wheel

List Item: Watch all of the “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die”
Title: Easy Rider
Director: Dennis Hopper
Year: 1969
Country: USA

Strange to think that the first film that I watch for the 1001 list since heading back to work. 708 more words

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Kevin Brownlow on Napoléon: ‘What I thought the cinema ought to be, but never was’

Ahead of the orchestral screening, cinema release and Blu-ray/DVD of Napoléon I am revisiting some old interviews I did at the time of the 2013 event at the Royal Festival Hall. 2,900 more words

Silent Film

Carl Davis on Napoléon: ‘This is fun, this is extraordinary!’

There are silent movies and then there is Napoléon (1927). Abel Gance’s legendary biopic is ambitious in scope, style, technique, length and even breadth. And while there are competing scores and restorations, for us only the… 2,807 more words

Silent Film

Tonight, Josephine: or, the Eagle has Landed in a Geography Lesson

‘So,’ said the Significant Other, the ‘LadyQJ’ of my Twitter feed, ‘how do you fancy going to see a five and a half hour French silent film made in 1927?’ 900 more words

Napoléon restoration trailer: a glimpse of a remastered masterpiece

Abel Gance’s Napoléon (1927) is coming to a cinema near you. I previewed the restoration earlier this month, and there will be more from Silent London on this in the coming weeks, but for now feast your eyes on the brand new trailer, and… 89 more words


Napoléon for all: Abel Gance's epic film goes digital

What if all your silent cinema dreams came true? What if they found those missing reels of Greed, or a pristine print of 4 Devils… 1,125 more words

Silent Film

34. Napoléon

April 7, 1927
Directed by Abel Gance

No, that’s not a picture of Napoleon Bonaparte. It’s Louis Antoine de Saint-Just. Let me explain.

This movie, running five hours long, relying heavily on French patriotism, and playing loose with history, was not easy to watch. 607 more words